Severe Understeer!!!!

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by Bunk_log, Jun 29, 2005.

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    Bunk_log

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    Hey guys I am a NOOB and I am having trouble with my steering, I recently did the disc brake conversion on my 72' fj40(v8, 38" tires).

    I had to redo the Saginaw power steering because the guy that i got it from mickey moused it to s*** so I threw in the 3" drop off the pitman arm(Jeep Grand Cherokee) to compensate for the SOA. After aligning the steering I then took her for a spin and noticed that it was :mad: SEVERLY UNDERSTEERING :mad:!!!!.

    I looked at where the steering stops were and there is 1" before it would touch the stops. My Monte Carlo has a tighter turning radius, and thats just not right! So my question is what the hell can i do to remedy this problem, high steer kit, longer pitman arm or something else?

    Any Help would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Welcome.


    "SEVERLY UNDERSTEERING "....


    Your turning radius is not as tight as you would like it.......that is not understeer...fyi.. :)


    A longer pitman arm is most likely what you will need, unless your steering links are not adjsuted properly...


    You mentioned hysteer...this is a very nice kit...many people have it, and love it...

    http://4x4labs.com/

    Good luck!


    -Steve
     
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    I agree with my fellow Steve. Understeer is the 'plowing' sensation of a vehicle that's losing traction in a turn. Front tires begin to break adhesion before the rear ones. Oversteer is the opposite: fish-tailing.

    Welcome Bunk_log!! :D
     
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    thanks for the quick replys,
    sorry bout the improper use of terms, like i said NOOB.
    Anywho do u guys know of a pitman arm that is longer than the jeep cherokee and still has the drop in it?
    Will the hysteer kit correct my poor turning radius?
     
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    Did you go to the web site? It covers turning radius in depth...



    :)
     
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